General Orders


RI’s state of disaster emergency was extended through October 12, 2022.

Last-reviewed: 3pm, Oct. 5, 2022

Key Resources:

The Basics

  • RI uses the CDC’s COVID-19 community level system for monitoring risk.
  • RI’s state of emergency extension order here.
  • No mask mandate is in effect. More information here.
  • COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available for eligible people. More information about vaccines here and boosters here.

The Breakdown

  • RI uses CDC guidelines to determine community level risk. COVID-19 county check for community level here.
  • Masking is now only required in certain places such as health care facilities. Private business can establish their own masking requirements. Guidance here.
  • RI’s general state of disaster emergency was extended through October 12, 2022.
  • Isolation and quarantine FAQ here. (updated August 26, 2022).

Health and Medical

  • COVID-19 vaccines are available to all Rhode Islanders over the age of 6 months. Full vaccine information here.
  • Booster information here.
    • Testing and vaccinations are available at clinics and local pharmacies. Information about current testing sites here and vaccine sites here.
  • Check with specific hospitals for visitation requirements.
  • Monkeypox vaccines are available in limited supply. Vaccine eligibility information here. Vaccine clinic information here.
    • There is high demand for the monkeypox vaccine. Sign-up for the vaccine interest notification list here.
    • CDC Map and Case count here.

The Bottom Line

  • RI is moving from a pandemic response to an endemic approach to COVID-19. Care teams can expect policy decisions to reflect this shift.